2023 has arrived, and it seems that former WWE government John Laurinaitis, aka Johnny Ace, is taking that as an indication for a contemporary begin. Laurinaitis has been booked as a visitor for Wrestlecon in Los Angeles, California throughout WrestleMania 39 weekend. Bobby Fulton’s Large Time Collectibles is accountable for Laurinaitis’s reserving, based on PWInsider, and they’ll even be bringing in Rob Van Dam for the occasion. If the lineup is something like final yr, count on a prolonged checklist of extra names to be introduced within the months main as much as WrestleMania.
Laurinaitis has been absent from WWE since his release in August 2022. This coincided with an investigation by The Wall Avenue Journal into Vince McMahon and WWE that led to the invention of non-disclosure agreements signed by former WWE employees, claiming misconduct by both McMahon and Laurinaitis. McMahon would later step down from his role as CEO, opening the door for Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan to share the position going ahead. Laurinaitis’ job in WWE had modified over time — he went from Government VP of Expertise Relations to reporting to Paul “Triple H” Levesque when the latter grew to become VP of Expertise Relations, to turning into a Head Producer, to Normal Supervisor of Expertise within the Expertise Relations division.
Laurinaitis joined WWE in March 2001. He had lately been recruited to WCW by Eric Bischoff so he might assist put collectively memorable finishes to matches, a talent he utilized when WWE purchased out WCW and commenced to make the most of him in backstage positions.